Friday, March 30, 2012

I Wanna Be Rich

Hello, Happy Friday! I have spent the morning putting together sets of numbers to play for the 650 million dollar MEGA MILLIONS drawing tonight! Although my chances are slim to none of winning, you can't help but dream on a day like this, that maybe, just maybe, you could be the one to win! Your heart can't help but beat a little faster, while a little bit of adrenaline runs through your body! So here's the typical visions running through my head today! Keep your fingers crossed for me and my family, I figure it can't hurt to ask!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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Happily write checks to charity
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Afford to dress as glamorous
as Kate Moss
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One of the cars I would buy
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Spend most of my days worshiping
the sun and water!
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My first meal lol!
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Most evenings with the hubby
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Our new home in the Caribbean
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Walk Alone

Hello, I hope your doing good today. A reminder from the words of Albert Einstein to be a leader, not a follower!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)
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Monday, March 26, 2012

Falling Free

Hello, Happy Music Monday! Today I downloaded the new album MDNA by Madonna. This track is already a favorite of mine. A beautiful sounding ballad that will move you.
Enjoy!
Janet :)

This is funny, I watch Dr. Drew
just about every night. Check out
his show sometime if you're looking
for answers to human behavior!




When I move a certain way
I feel an ache I’d kept at bay
A hairline break that’s taking hold
A metal that I thought was gold

And pure so sure I’d struck a vein
I wanted you to feel the same
So when you did ignite a spark
Rescue me from all this dark

See our hearts are intertwined
Then I’m free, free of mine
I’m falling free

And see our hearts are intertwined
And then I’m free, I’m free of mine
Deep and pure our hearts align
And then I’m free, I’m free of mine

When I raise a certain wing
And crawl beneath that growing thing
It throws a shadow over time
And keeps yours falling next to mine

Your days were meant to fly and do
I fall and fold mine into you
And what you take is just enough
And what you give is what I love

And when you lift you raise the sail
And then I’m free, free to fail
I’m falling free

Deep and pure our hearts align
And then I’m free, I’m free of mine
When I let loose the need to know
Then we’re both free, we’re free to go

When I lose a certain claim
That tries to know and needs to blame
Whatever river runs aground
It turns my head and washes down

The face of God that stands above
Pouring over Hope and Love
That all of might, and life, and limb
Could turn around and love again

When I let loose the need to know
Then we’re both free, free to go
I’m falling free

I’m falling
I’m falling
I’m falling free

Deep and pure our hearts align
And then I’m free, I’m free of mine
When I let loose the need to know
Then we’re both free, we’re free to go

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Eyes Speak

Hello, When I read this romantic poem today, I thought that it's one of the most beautiful love poems I have ever read, so I had to share it. Now, go share it with your loved one and I'm sure some sparks will fly!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away,
and all the things I want to say, can find
no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope
my eyes will speak my heart.....
Robert Sexton

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Justice For Trayvon

Hello, This is such a tragedy that happened to a family in Sanford Florida. An innocent 17 yr old boy named Trayvon was killed just because he was walking down his street. A victim of what many people believe is racial profiling. Just looking at his picture breaks my heart, I can only imagine how the hearts are breaking for the people who knew him, who loved him. His Parents have started this petition and I really wanted to share it here so that they can get the signatures they need to prosecute the killer of their son. If you could please take a minute to sign this petition it will be deeply appreciated and possibly prevent this from happening again. Please feel free to share it on any social networks that you have too.
Thank you,
Janet

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Why This Is Important

On February 26, our son Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as he walked to a family member's home from a convenience store where he had just bought some candy. He was only 17 years-old.

Trayvon's killer, George Zimmerman, admitted to police that he shot Trayvon in the chest. Zimmerman, the community's self appointed "neighborhood watch leader," called the police to report a suspicious person when he saw Travyon, a young black man, walking from the store. But Zimmerman still hasn't been charged for murdering our son.

Trayvon was our hero. At the age 9, Trayvon pulled his father from a burning kitchen, saving his life. He loved sports and horseback riding. At only 17 he had a bright future ahead of him with dreams of attending college and becoming an aviation mechanic. Now that’s all gone.

When Zimmerman reported Trayvon to the police, they told him not to confront him. But he did anyway. All we know about what happened next is that our 17 year-old son, who was completely unarmed, was shot and killed.

It's been nearly two weeks and the Sanford Police have refused to arrest George Zimmerman. In their public statements, they even go so far as to stand up for the killer - saying he's "a college grad" who took a class in criminal justice.

Please join us in calling on Norman Wolfinger, Florida's 18th District State's Attorney, to investigate my son's murder and prosecute George Zimmerman for the shooting and killing of Trayvon Martin

Monday, March 19, 2012

Life's Chapters

Hello, I hope your doing well today. I thought I would start the week off with a few words of inspiration for you and for me!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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Friday, March 16, 2012

St. Patricks Day Eats

Hello, Happy Friday! I hope your doing good, I am doing great. I got to spend a lot of time this week with my grand kids and my daughter. When I play with my grand kids it reminds me of why I miss my own kids being little. I find children to be so much fun, their spirit's are just full of happiness, always easy to have a laugh with, not like Adults who grow blah as they get older! At least most of the adults I know have! Anyway today I wanted to share some St. Patrick's day recipes I saw on ABC's the Chew. These are a good alternative to the traditional Irish Stew, or you can use the leftover Corned Beef with the Noodle recipe. I'm so glad ABC decided to cancel the Soap Opera's All My Children and One Life to Live and replace them with The Chew and The Revolution. The story lines in the Soap Opera's were getting so absurd, I mean just how many times could the character Dixie die and come back! I think when the show ended she had done that like 3 times already! So when there is not a good trial on Tru TV for me to watch, I enjoy watching those two shows. I'm sure many of you know about them, if not check them out, they are always filled with good recipes and helpful information for everyday living.
I hope you have a great weekend,
Janet :)

Clinton Kelly's Irish Potato and Leek Soup
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Step 1
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Leeks (washed and sliced)
1 Onion (diced)
2 stalks Celery (chopped)
1 clove Garlic (minced)
2 cups Milk
4 cups Chicken Stock
1 Bay Leaf
4 Yukon Gold Potatoes (peeled and cubed)
Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
2 tablepsoons Fresh Parsley (chopped)
1/2 cup Half and Half
In a large stock pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, leeks, celery, and garlic, and cook until all have softened and become fragrant, about 5 minutes. Add the stock, milk, bay leaf, and potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes. Stir in the parsley and half and half. Allow to cool slightly. In batches, puree in a blender
Step 2
4 slices Country Bread (toasted golden brown)
4 thin slices Irish Cheddar Cheese
To make croutons, preheat broiler and place cheese slices on toasted bread. Broil until cheese is melted and browned in spots, about 2 to 3 minutes
Step 3
1 cup Bacon (fried crisp and chopped into small pieces)
Serve soup with Irish Cheddar Croutons and sprinkled with bacon.

Michael Symon's Corned Beef and Noodles with Cabbage
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Step 1
1 Lb Egg Noodles
Cook egg noodles to package directions
Step 2
1 tablespoon Butter
2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Yellow Onion (chopped)
1/2 Head Green Cabbage (sliced)
1 Lb Corned Beef (I believe already cooked)
Salt and Pepper
3 tablespoons Parsley
In a Dutch oven over medium high heat add 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil. Once butter has melted add onion and pinch of salt. Sweat onions for about 2 minutes. Add sliced cabbage to pot and add another pinch of salt. Put lid on pot and cook for another minute. Remove lid and add the beef with pepper, to taste. Add parsley and begin to combine ingredients
Step 3
1 tablespoon Butter
2 tablespoons Grain Mustard
Add remaining tablespoon of butter, noodles, and grain mustard and toss everything together, adding a little of the pasta water if needed. Serve immediately

Lemon Pudding Cakes- Don't forget dessert!
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Batter:
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) Lemon Bits
2 tablespoons lemon powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons buttermilk powder
4 tablespoons melted butter
2 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
Sauce:
1-1/2 cups hot water
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons lemon powder
1/2 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease six individual 1-cup ramekins
Cake:
Whisk together the flour, sugar, lemon bits, lemon juice powder, baking powder, salt and buttermilk powder. In a small bowl, whisk the melted butter with the eggs and milk. Stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Scoop batter into the prepared bakers about half full
Sauce:
Heat the water and butter until the butter melts. Whisk together the cornstarch, flour, lemon juice powder, and sugar. Whisk the liquid ingredients into the dry until thoroughly combined
Assembly:
Slowly pour the sauce onto the batter, dividing it among the ramekins
Bake the cakes for 25 to 30 minutes, until they’re lightly browned and beginning to shrink away from the edges of the ramekins. Cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fractured Pieces

Hello, I don't know who wrote this, but I think it is a beautiful way to say accept yourself! I hope you think so too.
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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You have to find a way to collect your fractured pieces, examine them, and then accept them as part of who you are. Spiritual practice is about transformation, but it's also, and more importantly, about working with what is...
Author Unknown

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Tom Papa

Hello, I hope your having a good weekend. I love to watch stand up comedians, but then again, who doesn't? It just seems lately the comedians I have watched haven't really made me laugh the way I like to, but that changed this weekend when I watched this guy. Tom is good, give him a listen, you'll be glad you did!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sing My Sisters

Hello, In honor of International Womens Day today I wanted to post about this live event for IWD 2013. There are so many organizations taking part in this event that you can find a cause for women to support, either by donating or signiging a petition or even participating in one of the many events planned for next year. Even if you just share this information through any form of social media, you can help make a big difference in the lives of so many women and children. On days when I begin to feel sorry for my circumstances, not having a job, not being able to drive, I start to think of these women who live in certain parts of the world. Some of them have to walk so many miles just to feed their child some peanut butter milk. I think of the freedoms I have that they don't, and it instantly snaps me out of my own stuff! I think of how lucky I am to live where I do, have what I have, my problems are pale in comparison to some of the other women's issues around the world. So today I am thinking of all the women who have gone on before me and paved the way for a better life for me, my daughter and granddaughter, through sacrifices, be them known or unknown, and I am truly grateful! In the future, when I do get a job I will donate some money to one of these causes, and when I can drive next year, I would like to participate in the event of crossing the bridge that they had here in Boston today. Until then it makes me feel good to in some way, let my voice be heard through this blog!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

Women’s Day Live will be a truly epic event, one so powerful that it will be talked about for decades. People will look back at this day and point out with pride that this was the definitive moment when the tide shifted and the world truly opened up to the cause of women and girls empowerment planet wide. At Live8, the most momentous global media event to date captured our hope and optimism and rallied the world to fight against poverty and lobbied the G8 leaders to make promises on debt relief, AIDS drugs, trade tariffs and education.

NOW is a defining moment for the world to carry through on its promises.

As things stand now, there is little chance of reaching the Millennium Development Goals, for ending world poverty and reaching gender equality by 2015. But change can be lightning fast: Witness the fall of the Soviet Union and the Berlin Wall. Become a member of the great generation that had the power to create a better future for the women and children of the world - and did so.

Women's Day Live will be a true testament to the will of humanity, and to the power of music to inspire global action.

Clearly the opportunity is here and the time historic.

Our Mission is to launch a ground-breaking humanitarian campaign to ignite a global movement to make poverty history by empowering women and girls with education and economic opportunity. This multi media benefit platform will generate tens of millions of online sign-ups and actions, raising hundreds of millions of dollars, towards achieving this goal. We will mobilize people worldwide to spark historic new levels of investment in women’s funds to help accelerate the social and economic empowerment of women and girls.

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Womens Day Live from GOOZ Design on Vimeo.

http://www.womensdaylive.com/
http://www.womensdaylive.com/TheCampaign.html

This year's link
http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

Annie Lennox & Madonna Sing!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Headed For Sunshine

Hello, Words of encouragement that I needed today. Words worth sharing with any of you who need them as well.
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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"Don't confuse your path with your destination,
just because it's Stormy now, does'nt mean you
aren't headed for Sunshine"

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Little Laughter

Hello, Happy Saturday! I love watching Ellen these days, because without fail, everyday she has something on her show that makes me laugh, and a day without laughter to me is a day without sunshine! So today I thought I would share some of her comedy with you to add a little laughter to your weekend!
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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